Homeowner shoots intruder breaking into home

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A man had to defend his home and life by shooting an intruder multiple times in the chest, officials said.

At 11 a.m. Tuesday, a 20-year-old man said he was at his home in the 5300 block of E. Brundage Lane and a man tried breaking into his home.

Kern County sheriff's officials said that the intruder broke a window and was inside the home.

Officials said the man opened fire on the intruder, striking him multiple times in the torso.

The intruder left the home and was found a block away from the home.

The intruder was taken to Kern Medical Center and was last listed with major to moderate injuries.

Officials said there was a woman with the intruder and she fled the scene and has not bee found.

Sheriff's officials said this was the second time this man's home has been broken into in the last week.

Westbound Brundage Lane was closed east of Oswell Street as officials investigated the shooting.

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